Wednesday, 20 April 2016
DCLM Daily Manna, Wednesday April 20 2016 by Pastor Kumuyi - Please, Show Appreciation
Topic: Please, Show Appreciation [Wednesday April 20, 2016]
Text: 2 Samuel 7:18-29
Key Verse: "Then went king David in, and sat before the LORD, and he said, Who am I, O Lord GOD? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?" (2 Samuel 7:18).
In life, not everybody will appreciate you. Some may, while others will not, no matter what you do to please them. They may even view you with curiosity or contempt. But we need to be always thankful to God so that His peace might dwell immensely in our lives. Our text presented David's prayer to God. He had won all battles and God had given him rest.
He had built a palace for himself and a city for his servants. But he was disturbed that he had not built a habitation for the ark of God. When Nathan the prophet came to him, David confided in him about his plan to build a house for the ark. Nathan gave him God's message that He had established David's kingdom forever and that his son would build the house instead of him. In appreciation of God's goodness for establishing his dynasty, David poured his heart unto Him.
David believed that the battles he won were through God's efforts. He noted that He raised him from a very low condition to a great preferment; He gave him success and victory over his enemies and crowned him, not only with power and dominion in Israel, but also with honour and reputation among other nations. He then prayed for the performance of God's other promises. We should never think that our achievements are by our merit. We should speak highly and honourably of the Lord's favours to us.
We should ascribe our all to the free grace of God, both the great things He has done for us and the great things He has made known to us. We should build our faith and hope upon the sureness of God's promises. He knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows our needs and the best to give to us. Ours is to anchor our faith on His promises, with the assurance that He will never fail.
Thought for the day: True worship is clear reflection of God's kindness and favour.
Bible Reading in one Year: Romans 1-3
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.